It is the goal of Garfield Elementary School to have school community members that are active learners and are responsible and respectful.

In an effort to meet this goal, Garfield Elementary School has adopted a multi-tiered system of supports. This model is designed to address our students’ academic, behavioral, and social needs using a continuum of supports, including a proactive approach for addressing students’ needs in all three areas.

We have established systematic screening practices and a continuum of supports, ranging from universal, broad-based strategies to targeted and individualized interventions.

The goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment including the accurate detection of students who need additional support beyond primary prevention efforts and then providing these students with additional secondary and tertiary supports that are also evidenced-based.